Auburn suffered a major upset Friday afternoon, falling to 13-seed Yale in Spokane, Washington.

Auburn had a chance to be 1 of the few SEC teams to earn a win in the tournament. Kentucky, South Carolina, and Mississippi State all lost in Thursday’s slate of games. The Wildcats probably suffered the worst defeat of Round 1, losing to 14-seed Oakland. However, Auburn may have something to say about that.

Yale ended up breaking the hearts of Auburn fans everywhere with a 78-76 upset. It was the 2nd biggest SEC upset since Kentucky’s loss to Oakland just a day earlier.

Here are some takeaways from Auburn’s game against the Bulldogs:

Auburn defense struggles late against Yale

Auburn led by 10 points with 7 minutes and 35 seconds remaining in Friday night’s game.

The Bulldogs trailed most of the game, but never quite went away. Auburn struggled to defend the Bulldogs in the second half and the Bulldogs made them pay by hanging around until the right moment.

Auburn led the game for almost the entirety of the 2nd half before a 3-pointer by Yale’s John Poulakidas turned the tide. The Bulldogs kept fighting and ultimately won the game at the free throw line and on the back of Poulakidas, who finished Friday’s contest with 28 points and 6-9 shooting from range.

The Bulldogs did most of their damage from the free throw line as the Tigers went ice cold from the field. Nine of the Bulldogs’ final 12 points came from the charity stripe apart from Poulakidas’ 3 to give Yale the lead with just over 2 minutes remaining.

Denver Jones, Johni Broome turn in strong outings despite loss

Denver Jones got hot at just the right time for the Tigers, but his high scoring day still wasn’t quite enough.

It has been rare that he has not scored at least 10 points or more throughout the entire month of March. Outside of the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament, the FIU transfer has contributed at least 10 points a game.

The trend continued on Friday as Jones once again put up double digits in the scoring column. He dropped 17 points while Johni Broome finished with a team-high 24 points.

SEC’s poor form continues

Wins have been hard to come by for the SEC so far in the NCAA Tournament.

Coming into Friday, Tennessee was the only win after beating St. Peter’s handily 83-49. Kentucky lost to Oakland, Michigan State beat Mississippi State, and South Carolina was beaten by Oregon all in the First Round of the tournament.

With Florida’s loss to Colorado the trend continued further. Auburn’s loss means that Yale will be playing San Diego State next for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.